All on 4 Dental Implants: A Dental Trend Making Waves

All on 4 Dental Implants: A Dental Trend Making Waves

Published January 15, 2019 in Dental Implants - 0 Comments

One of the quickest ways to gain someone’s attention is smiling at them. For this reason, it makes sense to visit Dental Sanctuary, so we can make your smile looks its best. We offer many different procedures to help give you a great smile.

For patients that need work done to fix their smile, the preferred option is traditional dental implants. These replace dentures or to fill in the gaps where multiple teeth used to be.

However, we now offer an alternative way to fix your smile- All on 4 dental implants.

What Are All on 4 Dental Implants?

All on 4 dental implants are the new, much easier way to fill in gaps in your smile by using modern materials and technology. It is the perfect solution for patients who have dentures or are missing multiple teeth. All on 4 dental implants use four titanium implants that are inserted into either top or bottom jaw. These implants are the foundation for a bridge that will fill in the empty spaces in your smile. These implants are affixed to the denser parts of the jaw bone and are angled so that the teeth that are attached to the implants will look and function like your normal teeth.

All on 4 Dental Implants VS. Traditional Dental Implants

Unlike traditional implants, all on 4 dental implants do not need bone grafts. While traditional implants can require as many as 8 individual implants in order to support an entire arch, all on 4 implants only need 4. This is because the two posterior implants can accommodate longer implant posts due to their being angled. Because fewer implants are needed, the treatment takes less time while offering the same durability as traditional implants.

All on 4 dental implants can usually be installed in one surgery with the replacement teeth added at the same time. Traditional implants may have you waiting weeks between surgeries before they are finally installed.

How Much Do All on 4 Dental Implants Cost?

While the cost of these implants can vary between dentists, typically the cost is half of traditional implants. Costs are cut because only four total implants are needed for a complete arch of teeth versus needing eight with traditional implants. The other reason for the reduced cost is because there isn’t the need for bone grafts like traditional implants need. This is due to the implants being placed at an angle in the densest parts of the jaw bone. Because traditional implants require more posts that are placed vertically, they require more labour which translates to a higher cost.

Why Choose All on 4 Dental Implants?

A great smile not only will make you appear more personable, but it can make you look more attractive. Who doesn’t want to look their best?

If you think that you would benefit from getting all on 4 dental implants, call Dental Sanctuary. We can provide you with more information about this procedure and offer you a consultation. Call us today!

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